And it's not like Babalu got beat by a can. He got beat by like the #1 rising LHW who trains with the #1 HW.
I guess anytime someone gets beat convincingly they lose all credit til their next fight. It's stupid but it's just how fans see it.
And when somebody beats someone convincingly (a la Mir vs Lesnar II), the winner is considered invincible.
Let's get a Hendo vs Babalu match! YEAH!